Sturt River Linear Park - Stage 3

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Construction work underway - see updates about current work in the NEWSFEED below.

Resident discussions onsite resulted in minor path alignment amendments, saving additional trees, and feedback was provided regarding public art ideas.

Continuous shared path connection along the Sturt River watercourse

The Sturt River Linear Park (SRLP) forms part of Adelaide’s Metropolitan Open Space System (MOSS) and is identified in the State Government’s 30 year plan for greater Adelaide as a specific target under its greenways policies.

The Sturt River Linear Park Master Plan was developed by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and was adopted by state and local government authorities. It seeks to establish a continuous public open space link from the Patawalonga Basin in Glenelg North to Frank Smith Park in Coromandel Valley, with links to the Belair National Park.

Sturt River Linear Park Stage 3 will link the existing path near the Institute building (along Main Road) and continue through to Horners Bridge (along Murrays Hill Road) in Coromandel Valley.

The project is co-funded by the City of Onkaparinga, City of Mitcham and the state government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

Concept Design

The concept design for Sturt River Linear Park has been developed by drawing on the area’s rich history, natural environment and local identity.

The concept design and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) can be viewed from our document library.

Landscape and creek restoration

The river precinct has been shaped over time by natural and cultural influences. New landscaping has been proposed along the extent of works consisting of new native and exotic plants to provide a sustainable and ecological approach to the river corridor and compliment the natural environment in which it is set.

Treatment of woody weeds and selected vegetation removals have been undertaken on the southern side of Sturt River. Further removals are scheduled to occur on the northern side in due course.

Public Art

We now have artist, Gail Hocking, who is in the process of creating a body of work called Touchstone which will be installed later in the year.

TOUCHSTONE

Touchstone comprises of a cluster of sandstone sculptures. The native and exotic vegetation, natural rock formations and flowing river inspired the sculptural design and natural materials. The concept for the artwork is to harmonise with the natural ecology whilst providing a space for meditating on a connection to place.



Construction work underway - see updates about current work in the NEWSFEED below.

Resident discussions onsite resulted in minor path alignment amendments, saving additional trees, and feedback was provided regarding public art ideas.

Continuous shared path connection along the Sturt River watercourse

The Sturt River Linear Park (SRLP) forms part of Adelaide’s Metropolitan Open Space System (MOSS) and is identified in the State Government’s 30 year plan for greater Adelaide as a specific target under its greenways policies.

The Sturt River Linear Park Master Plan was developed by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and was adopted by state and local government authorities. It seeks to establish a continuous public open space link from the Patawalonga Basin in Glenelg North to Frank Smith Park in Coromandel Valley, with links to the Belair National Park.

Sturt River Linear Park Stage 3 will link the existing path near the Institute building (along Main Road) and continue through to Horners Bridge (along Murrays Hill Road) in Coromandel Valley.

The project is co-funded by the City of Onkaparinga, City of Mitcham and the state government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

Concept Design

The concept design for Sturt River Linear Park has been developed by drawing on the area’s rich history, natural environment and local identity.

The concept design and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) can be viewed from our document library.

Landscape and creek restoration

The river precinct has been shaped over time by natural and cultural influences. New landscaping has been proposed along the extent of works consisting of new native and exotic plants to provide a sustainable and ecological approach to the river corridor and compliment the natural environment in which it is set.

Treatment of woody weeds and selected vegetation removals have been undertaken on the southern side of Sturt River. Further removals are scheduled to occur on the northern side in due course.

Public Art

We now have artist, Gail Hocking, who is in the process of creating a body of work called Touchstone which will be installed later in the year.

TOUCHSTONE

Touchstone comprises of a cluster of sandstone sculptures. The native and exotic vegetation, natural rock formations and flowing river inspired the sculptural design and natural materials. The concept for the artwork is to harmonise with the natural ecology whilst providing a space for meditating on a connection to place.



  • Pedestrian bridge removal

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    27 days ago

    Demolition of the Pedestrian Bridge near Horners Bridge Carpark is underway and the pedestrian link will be closed from now until October 2020.

    During this time sections of the existing path and Horners Bridge carpark will be inaccessible to the public. Temporary fencing and signage will be in place until completion of the works.

    A brand new 3m wide shared path bridge is to be installed at this location as part of the Sturt River Linear Park Stage 3 project.

  • Pedestrian bridge works

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    about 2 months ago

    The Sturt River Linear Trail from Shepherds Court to the Coromandel Valley Institute Building will be closed from 22 June for approximately 4 weeks for pedestrian bridge works. The contractor will have signage onsite and the path at each end will be closed off with temporary chainwire fence.